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BOULDER, Colo. – Carol Pelster, Vice President Branch Manager, Kearney, has graduated  from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado’s state-of-the-art graduate school of banking program. Pelster was named one of 21 students to graduate with honors out of 169 students graduating in the class of 2022 during a ceremony on July 28, 2022, in Boulder, Colo.

“We are extremely proud of Carol for graduating with honors from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado.” Mike Jacobson, President and CEO of NebraskaLand Bank said, “Carol’s commitment towards self-improvement is a testimony to the Bank’s culture of providing expertise to our customers combined with excellent service.”  

Students graduate from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) upon successfully completing three annual two-week sessions of classroom training and six immersive intersession research projects between sessions throughout the year. Courses covering four career areas are delivered by community-banking experts and include Financial Management & Strategy, Innovation & Engagement, Leadership & Culture and Lending.

The program’s capstone course is an in-depth bank management simulation, where students assume the roles of senior management of a commercial bank, involving themselves in the group dynamics and managerial skills of managing a bank in a competitive environment with changing economic conditions.

“The coursework and projects associated with GSBC strive to enhance the skills of community bankers around the country,” said GSBC President Michael Stevens. “The ultimate beneficiary will be the consumers and businesses in the communities where these financial professionals serve.”

GSBC held its 71st Annual School Session July 17-29, 2022, on the University of Colorado Boulder campus, hosting nearly 500 students from across the nation. The school’s 72nd Annual School Session is scheduled for July 16-28, 2023, in Boulder, Colo. For enrollment information, visit

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado is America’s Premier Community Banking School, boasting more than 8,000 alumni since its inception in 1950, and educating approximately 600 bankers and regulatory professionals from around the nation annually. GSBC prides itself on its commitment to providing unmatched higher education to America’s community bankers. To learn more about GSBC’s lineup of comprehensive educational programs, visit